Construction Delays Possible On Whitney Avenue

Mar 18, 2014

NEW HAVEN, March 18, 2014 – Construction begins this month on the installation of a new water main along Whitney Avenue. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA) will be installing the new main to increase its ability to deliver water to the northern section of its water system. The new main will run along Whitney Avenue from just north of Lawrence Road to just south of Tuttle Avenue. The project should take approximately three months to complete.

Drivers are likely to encounter delays on Whitney Avenue in Hamden in the coming weeks and months. During construction, Whitney Avenue may see alternating one-way traffic. Drivers may want to seek alternative routes during daytime construction hours, typically between 9 AM and 3 PM, to avoid delays. Roads will be restored to regular operations during non-construction work hours.

Anyone with questions about the project can call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at (203) 562-4020 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is a non-profit, public corporation and political subdivision of the State.  Within the 20 member towns of its water district, the RWA owns and operates a public drinking water system which includes 18 reservoirs, 4 surface water treatment plants and 7 ground water treatment plants. It serves some 430,000 water consumers approximately 48 million gallons of water per day and provides fire protection throughout its service area.  The source of this water is a system of watershed and aquifer areas that cover about 120 square miles within 24 municipalities.